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Dip pens are pens you dip in ink - they don't have any ink stored in them, and need to be dipped every few words or lines of drawing. So why would anyone still use these old things when we have pens that are so much easier? Well, there are a few reasons:

  • It's very quick to change ink colours - just dip in a different colour next time, maybe wiping on a bit of tissue if there was ink still on the nib.
  • Some specialist nibs are only available this way, especially where they're likely to wear out in use, or are easily damaged. If you want a really flexible nib, dip pens can be the best choice.
  • They can use inks that can't be used in fountain pens, including pigment inks and ink with shellac added for shine.
  • They're a nice old-fashioned thing that some people just enjoy the experience of using.

Along with a selection of traditional and unusual nibs from Brause and Manuscript, we have some of the most popular Japanese nibs from Nikko and Tachikawa - their 'G' nibs are very popular for manga and modern styles of calligraphy.

 
Herbin Tapered Glass Dip Pen by Herbin at Cult Pens
Nikko G Nib Single by Nikko at Cult Pens
Specialist dip pen nibs from Japan
Tachikawa T-40 Rubber Grip Nibholder by Tachikawa at Cult Pens
Nib holder for multiple sizes of nib
Nikko Spoon Nib 3 Pack by Nikko at Cult Pens
Specialist dip pen nibs from Japan
Tachikawa T-25 Wooden Nibholder by Tachikawa at Cult Pens
Nib holder for multiple sizes of nib
Nikko Maru Nib 2 Pack by Nikko at Cult Pens
Specialist dip pen nibs from Japan
Brause Nib Holder by Brause at Cult Pens
Classic-style dip pen holder
Tachikawa Spoon Nib 3 Pack by Tachikawa at Cult Pens
Tachikawa Penholder T-36 by Tachikawa at Cult Pens
Brause Nib Holder with Nib by Brause at Cult Pens
Classic-style dip pen holder with nib
e+m Artist Nibholder Pen by e+m at Cult Pens
Simple wooden dip pen holder
Kaweco AL Special Dip Pen by Kaweco at Cult Pens
Aluminium dip pen
e+m Gemini Grip Nibholder by e+m at Cult Pens
Simple wooden dip pen holder
Tachikawa Maru Nib 2 Pack by Tachikawa at Cult Pens
Manuscript Leonardt Dip Pen Nib Set by Manuscript at Cult Pens
Nibs for a range of different styles
e+m Marble Nibholder by e+m at Cult Pens
Simple dip pen holder
e+m Sagittarius Wooden Nib Holder by e+m at Cult Pens
Simple wooden dip pen holder
Brause Calligraphy Box Set by Brause at Cult Pens
High quality dip pen set
Manuscript Calligraphy Dip Pen Set Leonardt by Manuscript at Cult Pens
Brause Dip Pen Nib Set by Brause at Cult Pens
Packs of assorted nibs for dip pens
e+m Antique Nib Holder by e+m at Cult Pens
Simple, antique-style nib holder
Jakar Calligraphy Dip Pen Set by Jakar at Cult Pens
1 in stock
Manuscript Manga Dip Pen Set by Manuscript at Cult Pens
Tom's Studio Flourish Carrot Oblique Nib Holder Midnight by Tom's Studio at Cult Pens
Manuscript Oblique Modern Calligraphy Set by Manuscript at Cult Pens
Everything you need for modern calligraphy
1 in stock
Everything you need for modern calligraphy
Manuscript Dip Pen Italic & Poster Set by Manuscript at Cult Pens
Jacques Herbin Wooden Penholder Set by Herbin at Cult Pens
Tom's Studio Flourish Carrot Oblique Nib Holder Wisteria by Tom's Studio at Cult Pens
Tom's Studio The Bloom Straight Nib Holder Peony by Tom's Studio at Cult Pens
Tom's Studio The Bloom Straight Nib Holder Bluebell by Tom's Studio at Cult Pens
Tom's Studio Flourish Carrot Oblique Nib Holder Seaglass by Tom's Studio at Cult Pens
Manuscript Heritage Collector's Round Hand Set by Manuscript at Cult Pens
Manuscript Modern Calligraphy Gift Set with Brush by Manuscript at Cult Pens
1 in stock
Jacques Herbin Glass Pen Set Black by Herbin at Cult Pens
Tom's Studio The Bloom Oblique Nib Holder Peony by Tom's Studio at Cult Pens
Tom's Studio The Bloom Oblique Nib Holder Mulberry by Tom's Studio at Cult Pens
Tom's Studio The Bloom Oblique Nib Holder Ivy by Tom's Studio at Cult Pens
Tom's Studio The Bloom Straight Nib Holder Ivy by Tom's Studio at Cult Pens
Tom's Studio Flourish Carrot Oblique Nib Holder Old Rose by Tom's Studio at Cult Pens
Tom's Studio Flourish Curve Oblique Nib Holder Sunrise by Tom's Studio at Cult Pens
Tom's Studio Flourish Curve Oblique Nib Holder Teal by Tom's Studio at Cult Pens
Tom's Studio Flourish Curve Straight Nib Holder Sunrise by Tom's Studio at Cult Pens
Tom's Studio Flourish Curve Straight Nib Holder Jet Black by Tom's Studio at Cult Pens
Manuscript Heritage Calligraphy Artist Set by Manuscript at Cult Pens
Manuscript Art of Writing Quill Pen and Ink Gift Set by Manuscript at Cult Pens
Manuscript Illustrator's Design Kit by Manuscript at Cult Pens
Contains nibs and holders, brush pens and ink
Manuscript Deluxe Modern Calligraphy Set by Manuscript at Cult Pens
Everything you need for modern calligraphy
Manuscript Modern Calligraphy Gift Set by Manuscript at Cult Pens
Manuscript Dip Pen Round Hand Nib and Ink Set by Manuscript at Cult Pens

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